Current climate pledges are inadequate, says Ban Ki-moon

Warsaw: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged governments to put forth more ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions, saying "current pledges are simply inadequate."

Speaking Tuesday to a U.N. climate conference in Warsaw, Ban said countries need to "set the bar higher" as they negotiate a new global climate agreement that is supposed to be adopted in 2015.

 Current climate pledges are inadequate, says Ban Ki-moon

Phillipine delegate for climate negotiations Yeb Sano delivers his global Avaaz petition to delegates at the UN Climate Conference in Warsaw.AP

He asked countries to bring announcements on climate action to a special summit of world leaders in New York next September.

Warning that people around the world now "face and fear the wrath of a warming climate," Ban urged delegates in Warsaw to think about their legacy: "Plan not only for your country, but for your neighbor and your neighbor's neighbor."

The two-week conference is set to end Friday.

AP

Updated Date: Nov 19, 2013 21:29:59 IST